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ROBERT (RICK) KELLEY

912 South Wieker Road Severn, Maryland 21144


(240) 375-9575 rk843188@westpost.net
SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Capital Projects / Store Design & Development / Multi-Site / Negotiations / Vend
or Relations / Budgeting & Forecasting / Dispute Resolution / Pricing / Safety /
Contracting / Project Management
Professional Summary:
With a thorough knowledge of all aspects of commercial construction I take capit
al projects from shovel ready to move-in, reducing costs by aggressively negotia
ting favorable contracts, improved scheduling while assuring safety and quality
is maintained. In value engineering projects, ensuring stringent cost controls a
nd maximum productivity without sacrificing quality or customer satisfaction. De
veloping and managing budgets for new buildings, expansions and remodels, oversa
w the activities of designers, general contractors, subcontractors and vendors.
I do not compromise, delivering top quality projects on time and under budget. I
thoroughly enjoy the day to day challenges of project management and mentoring
coworkers.
Technical/Functional Skills:
a Manage multiple Capital Projects concurrently
a Manage design professionals to develop complete and accurate project design do
cuments
a Develop and maintain budgets by managing and forecasting cost impacts througho
ut the project
a Aggressively control costs with accurate design and bidding process, insuring
competitive pricing and accurate work scopes on all cost proposals, and submitti
ng recommendations to secure Executive approvals for changes to the project budg
et
a Negotiate favorable contracts by combining projects or work scopes to signific
antly reduce Contractor/Subcontractor markup while improving the project schedul
e
a Minimize field and office expenses by improving Vendor Relations negotiating c
ontract reductions or document administration to save time and labor
a Maintain facility functionality, customer access, and minimize loss of sales a
nd shrink during remodels
a Attention to maintaining OSHA compliance and always enforcing a safe workplace
a Dispute Resolution; thoroughly review design and contract documents to reach a
mutual settlement
a Estimating costs using estimating references and software
a Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Projects, PowerPoint and had b
rief training with Timberline estimating software.
Professional Experience:
Saul Centers, Inc., January, 2007 to July, 2009
Senior Construction Manager
a Multimillion dollar retail developer
a Recruited to oversee capital construction
a Coordinated design activities, ensuring accurate comprehensive materials for b
idding. Awarded bids, negotiated contracts, managed contractors and design consu
ltants
a Cash flow forecasting.
a Coordination with contractor(s), designer(s) and/or tenant to ensure timely co
mpletion of project.
a Daily oversight of all construction projects under my supervision; compiling c
onceptual budgets / competitive bids including but not limited to: turnkey tena
nt improvement projects, tenant allowance projects and capital improvement proje
cts.
a Generate scopes of work and secured bids for the complete development of proje
cts from site preparation to completion. Included value engineering, scope limit
s to cover all tasks, negotiate and formalized contract agreements.
a Created lump sum Professional Service Agreements with Testing and Inspection a
gencies for services awarded based on competitive bids.
a Managed contracts and change orders from start to close-out. Evaluated and rec
ommended approval on proposals insuring their costs were competitive and outside
the scope of the original contract.
a Report projected cost summaries monthly.
a Coordinated utility design and negotiated utility easement agreements.
a Coordinated design and bidding for shopping center renovation work on Florida
properties.
a Reviewed and approved Tenant drawings for compliance with the Lease.
a Budgeted Tenant space delivery values for use in Lease negotiations.
a Recently completed two projects simultaneously; a 17 acre retail center in War
renton, Virginia which included a Harris Teeter, 38,000 sf of retail space and t
hree building pad sites; and one 10 acre retail / office center with 60,000 sf o
f retail and 30,000 sf of office space in Frederick, Maryland.
a Combined Project Bids and scopes saving Thousands.
a One direct report with $23M budget.
Environment: I worked with design professionals, for new and remodeling constru
ction, to develop complete and accurate drawings necessary for competitive bids
to deliver an all inclusive completed project with minimal change orders. Create
d RFPas, invitations to bid, bid scopes, bid forms, and held pre-bid meetings fo
r solicited contractors and subcontractors. Qualified and recapped bids on an Ex
cel spreadsheet and distributed to Executive Committee with recommendations memo
randum which also highlighted items as they related to the project budget. I was
the key negotiator for awarding the contract with my direct report once an appr
oval was made by the Executive Committee.
Giant Food, Inc., 1977 to 2007
Senior Construction Manager 1998 to 2007
a Rose through the ranks, developing and managing capital projects for new store
s, remodels and expansions.
a Oversaw processes from design to completing all projects as defined by the fis
cal budget and sales forecasts.
a Supervising Personnel; Provide day to day management to Project Managers, Supe
rintendents, and administrative personnel. Led 180 people with a $220M budget.
a Budgets; developed budgets for new stores, expansions, remodels, and site deve
lopment or improvements.
a Develop work and design criteria to deliver results at the lowest possible cos
t.
a Value engineering: review and comment on designs to streamline either construc
tion time or lower costs.
a Scheduling: developing and implementing time frames for design, permitting, co
nstruction, and fit-out for all projects.
a Contracting: Oversee the selection, bidding, and award processes. Enforce cont
ract requirements of General Contractors, subcontractors and vendors.
a Cost management: Develop and review period budget reports for all active proje
cts. Scrutinize change orders.
a Safety: Developed processes to enhance and implement the Companyas Safety prog
ram. Developed a disciplinary process that improved compliance and lowered amoun
t of incidents.
a Future Management Development: Mentored and coached individuals interested in
advancing to supervisory levels or enhancing their current skills.
a Saved Hundreds of Administrative Hours and Documentation Costs through the aPr
oject Impacta campaign.
Environment: Developed budgets and forecast monthly cost for all projects. Super
vised personnel by providing day to day supervision to Project Managers, Superin
tendents, and administrative personnel. Reinforce assignments and schedules to m
eet the Companyas expansion goals and fiscal plan. Directed the selection, biddi
ng, and award processes for suppliers, subcontractors and General Contractors. D
eveloped processes for cost savings titled aProject Impacta that generated cost
savings for materials, equipment, rental, and administrative expenses. Mentored
and coached numerous individuals interested in advancing to supervisory levels o
r enhancing their current skills.
Project Manager for Giant Food 1983 to 1998
a Managed projects as a General Contractor. Projects included the construction a
nd fita"out of new food stores, expansions, remodels, including site development
.
a Worked mostly on Giant Food projects but also developed retail strip centers,
office buildings, and other projects for outside clients.
a Value engineered projects, coordinated design and user requirements, slashing
initial costs and maintaining scheduled completions.
a Embraced computer based estimating software (Bidtek) and trained all Project M
anagers.
a Generated material lists and distributed for best price based on volume purcha
ses.
a Evaluated scheduling software products, selected and implemented the use of aT
imelinea scheduling software, presently identical to aMicrosoft Project.a Averag
e construction time for remodels was reduced by 30%.
a Enhanced cost system using CSI coding to improve cost management and segregati
ng capitalized assets.
a Created a cost tracking system for changes to work scope. The realized cost im
pact created a aCatch it next timea attitude with the store operationsa group to
avoid the high costs of changing after work was in place.
Environment: Developed project budgets by estimating self performed functions a
nd bidding subcontract functions. Supervised field Superintendent and foremen pe
rsonnel providing day to day management enforcing the project schedules and mana
ging costs to comply with the Project Budget. Generated RFPas for change orders
then priced and managed changes to the Project Budget and schedule. Created deta
iled schedules for remodeling stores while store operated during normal hours of
operation. Scheduled our activities to minimize inconvenience to store operatio
ns while completing the project in the earliest possible time frame.
Project Superintendent for Giant Food 1977 to 1983
a Supervised foremen, trades, and subcontractors as a General Contractor. Projec
ts included the construction of four new food stores, three expansions, eighteen
remodels, including site development of two company owned properties.
a Coordinated activities to meet project budgets and schedules.
a Held weekly progress meetings to coordinate trades on current and future activ
ities.
a Communicated design conflicts before they had an impact on the project schedul
e and minimized cost increases.
Environment: Supervised field foremen, tradesmen, and subcontractors to meet th
e project budget and schedule. Solicited pricing for materials to purchase and e
quipment rental.
References:
a Mr. William Hoy, Past Senior Vice President B. F. Saul Construction and Develo
pment (My supervisor). Laid off in September 2009. Mobile phone: (301) 926-6960
Email: thehoys@erols.com
a Mark T. Coffin, Vice President of Maintenance for Super Valu, (Past VP of Cons
truction and Maintenance for Giant Food) Mobile phone: (202) 701-6450 Email: ma
rk.t.coffin@supervalu.com
a John Lippincott, Project Executive with TCR Mid Atlantic, (Past Senior Constr
uction Manager at Giant Food) Phone: 301-255-6020 ext 120 Email: jlippincott@tcr
esidential.com

Rick Kelley
Senior Construction Manager
Years of Experience:
Saul Centers, Inc. 2
Giant Construction for Giant Food, Inc:
Senior Construction Manager / Director of Construction 9
Project Manager 16
Construction Superintendent 7
Total Experience 34
Qualifications:
Mr. Kelley has over 34 years of experience managing the commercial development a
nd construction for both retail and private real property owners. He currently
serves as Manager of Kelley Services, LLC providing construction management serv
ices to General Contractors and Retail clients. Mr. Kelley most recently held ex
ecutive positions at Saul Centers, Inc. and Giant Food, Inc. directing and manag
ing the development of new and existing properties. Projects completed include n
ew ground-up retail, redevelopment retail, office, and mixed use projects.
For Giant Food, Mr. Kelley worked as a Senior Construction Manager/ Director of
Giant Construction Company, Inc. which served as their General Contractor. Giant
Construction Company, Inc had over 850 employees that included Project Managers
, Superintendents, carpenters, laborers, cement finishers, millwrights, painters
, plumbers, HVAC, and refrigeration personnel. They performed all concrete foote
rs and slabs, carpentry, drywall, acoustical ceilings, painting, plumbing, HVAC,
and refrigeration. Remodels were performed keeping the stores open for business
, and some remodels created difficult challenges by flipping prep areas within t
he same footprints and even turning gondola layouts 90 degrees.
Education:
3 years Business Management courses at Anne Arundel Community College
Advanced course for Microsoft Projects Scheduling software
Member: CMAA
30 hour OSHA training certification
AMA training Financial Planning and Forecasting
Training on Timberline Estimating software
Training on aBidteka Jobcost software
Training on aBidteka Estimating software and digitiser
Training for RS Means estimating

Projects Mr. Kelley has worked on include:


As Senior Construction Manager for Saul Centers, Inc:
Northrock Shopping Center, Warrenton, Virginia a" Developed 17 acres delivering
pad sites for a 55,000 SF grocery store with 35,800 SF of retail tenant spaces w
ith three pad sites for restaurants and a bank. Provided Owneras Representation
managing all site and building budgeting, cost control, site and building constr
uction.
Westview Shopping Center, Frederick, Maryland a" Developed 11 acres delivering
three pad sites for restaurants and developing one 30,000 SF retail building and
one two story building providing 30,000 SF of retail space and 30,000 SF of off
ice space. Provided Owneras Representation managing all site and building budget
ing, cost control, site and building construction.
Ashland Square Shopping Center, Manassas, Virginia a" Developed 9 acres installi
ng the utility infrastructures, widening public roadways, and delivering pad sit
es for a bank and restaurants. Provided Owneras Representation by managing all s
ite budgeting, cost control, and site building construction.
Hunt Club Shopping Center, Apopka, Florida a" Renovation for 1,000 LF of facade.
Provided Owneras Representation securing approvals, managing the design from co
nceptual drawings to permit, qualifying general contractors, secured bids and ne
gotiated best deal for cost and quality. Managed all budgeting, cost control, an
d building construction.
Seabreeze Plaza Shopping Center, Palm Harbor, Florida a" Renovation for 1,600 LF
of facade. Provided Owneras Representation securing approvals, managing the des
ign and budget from conceptual drawings to permit.
Numerous white box conversions preparing vacated tenant spaces for new tenants i
n Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Oklahoma, and Florida. Provided Owneras Represen
tation securing approvals, managing the design to permit, securing bids and nego
tiated best deal for cost and quality. Managed all budgeting, cost control, and
building construction.
As Senior Construction Manager/ Director for Giant Construction Company, Inc:
* Managed approvals, budgeting, cost controls, Project Managers, Superintendents
, and construction for New Store construction at 35 locations in Delaware, Maryl
and and Virginia.
* Managed approvals, budgeting, cost controls, Project Managers, Superintendents
, and construction for 20 major remodels and 12 remodel/expansion projects in De
laware, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia.
* Managed approvals, budgeting, cost controls, Project Managers, Superintendents
, and construction for the development of 6 GFS site properties located in Maryl
and and Virginia.
* Developed a Safety program providing OSHA training and disciplinary guidelines
to all Project Managers, Superintendents, Foremen, and onsite safety personnel
which reduced incidents by 28% the first year.
* Served as stakeholder on numerous Ahold Synergy committees to get best price f
rom volume purchases. Included elevator, signs, toilet partitions, light fixture
s, switchgear, ceiling components, structural steel, etc.
* Stakeholder for Giant Food in implementing the aProliancea cost system.
* Improved quality of concrete placement and finishing methods.
* Developed a National Account with equipment Rental Company that had competitiv
e rates and reduced 200 invoices per month to one.
* Developed process with aPlans Expressa to order and mail sets of drawings to c
ontractors and vendors at competitive costs saving administrative costs for hand
ling, transmitting, and mailing drawings.
As Project Manager for Giant Construction Company, Inc:
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on new store construc
tion for 18 projects located in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on major remodel cons
truction for 12 projects located in Maryland and Virginia.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on major remodel and
expansion construction for 6 projects located in Maryland and Virginia.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on construction for b
ottling facilities in Landover and Jessup, Maryland.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on remodel and expans
ion construction for computer and data facilities in Landover and Jessup, Maryla
nd.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities to meet schedule and cost expectations on developing propert
y, averaging 15 acres in 5 locations in Maryland and Virginia for GFS Realty, a
division of Giant Food.
* Estimated, bid, and managed Superintendent and subcontractors to perform const
ructions activities for Owners under a Construction Management Cost Plus not to
exceed contract for new construction of retail shopping centers in four location
s, a Community recreation center, and a three story office building.
* Received training and developed all Project Managers, Accounting, and reports
on the aBidteka Cost system.
* Received training and developed all Project Managers and reports on the aBidte
ka estimating system.
* Received training and developed all Project Managers on the aMicorsoft Project
sa scheduling software.
As Construction Superintendent for Giant Construction Company, Inc:
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for new store construction
on four projects located in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia completing projects as
scheduled and under budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for store remodels on four
projects located in Maryland and Virginia completing projects as scheduled and
within budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for store dock and vestibu
le expansions on twenty-three projects located in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia co
mpleting projects as scheduled and within budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for site development and r
etail shop construction on three projects located in Maryland completing project
s as scheduled and within budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for converting stores to P
OS systems in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia completing projects as scheduled and w
ithin budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for demising three Super G
iant locations and installing retail shops, home improvement and other major anc
hor tenant construction in Maryland completing projects as scheduled and within
budget.
a Supervised field foremen, labor, and subcontractors for outside client constru
ction in Maryland completing projects as scheduled and below contract amount imp
roving our intended profit.